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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 變平; 平化

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flat v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flatted p. pr. & vb. n. Flatting ]
 1. To make flat; to flatten; to level.
 2. To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.
    Passions are allayed, appetites are flatted.   --Barrow.
 3. To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flat·ting n.
 1. The process or operation of making flat, as a cylinder of glass by opening it out.
 2. A mode of painting,in which the paint, being mixed with turpentine, leaves the work without gloss.
 3. A method of preserving gilding unburnished, by touching with size.
 4. The process of forming metal into sheets by passing it between rolls.
 Flatting coat, a coat of paint so put on as to have no gloss.
 Flatting furnace. Same as flattening oven, under Flatten.
 Flatting mill. (a) A rolling mill producing sheet metal; esp., in mints, the mill producing the ribbon from which the planchets are punched. (b) A mill in which grains of metal are flatted by steel rolls, and reduced to metallic dust, used for purposes of ornamentation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or
             lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level
             farmland"; "a plane surface" [syn: level, plane]
      2: having no depth or thickness
      3: not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical
         denial"; "a flat refusal" [syn: categoric, categorical,
      4: stretched out and lying at full length along the ground;
         "found himself lying flat on the floor" [syn: prostrate]
      5: lacking contrast or shading between tones [ant: contrasty]
      6: lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat" [ant: natural,
      7: flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain
         leafstalks or flatfishes) [syn: compressed]
      8: lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid
         hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid
         beer"; "vapid tea" [syn: bland, flavorless, flavourless,
          insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid]
      9: lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland
         little drama"; "a flat joke" [syn: bland]
      10: having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola"
      11: not increasing as the amount taxed increases [syn: fixed]
      12: not made with leavening; "most flat breads are made from
          unleavened dough" [syn: unraised]
      13: parallel to the ground; "a flat roof"
      14: without pleats [syn: unpleated]
      15: lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an
          illusion or depth; "a film with two-dimensional
          characters"; "a flat two-dimensional painting" [syn: two-dimensional]
      16: (of a tire) completely or partially deflated
      17: not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a
          photograph with a matte finish" [syn: mat, matt, matte,
      18: lacking variety in shading; "a flat unshaded painting"
      n 1: a level tract of land
      2: a shallow box in which seedlings are started
      3: a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the
         note named
      4: freight car without permanent sides or roof [syn: flatcar,
      5: a deflated pneumatic tire [syn: flat tire]
      6: scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted
         canvas; part of a stage setting
      7: a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
         [syn: apartment]
      adv 1: at full length; "he fell flat on his face"
      2: with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind"
      3: below the proper pitch; "she sang flat last night"
      4: against a flat surface; "he lay flat on his back"
      5: in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly; "he didn't
         answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat
         for less work and more pay" [syn: directly, straight]
         [ant: indirectly]
      6: wholly or completely; "He is flat broke"
      [also: flatting, flatted, flattest, flatter]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See flat